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Heineken Unveils its New Global Bottle at a Spectacular Event & Sponsors “Skyfall” Movie Premiere in Lagos – View Exclusive Photos of 2Face Idibia, Timi Dakolo, Yinka Davies & More



Whatever Heineken® engages on, it does with innovation and style in line with its premium quality and packaging. To this end, the world’s leading international premium beer has just unveiled its new global bottle in Nigeria. The brand, which constantly looks for opportunities to set new world standards to provide its consumers with utmost quality, did not disappoint as it held a spectacular World Premiere of the bottle at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Lagos which attracted high net worth personalities.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, Managing Director/CEO Nigerian Breweries Plc said the company has been reinventing its brands and driving innovation over the years. Heineken®, he noted, is an outstanding brand in Nigeria, the fastest growing and most premium lager beer in the country, hence the name “Chairman”. The packaging, he continued, is state of the art and a retinue of distributors will ensure that it gets to the hands of its consumers wherever they are.

Mr. Walter Drenth, the Marketing Director affirmed that the new world class and innovative, proprietary bottle comes in 60cl and 33cl content. “It is a uniform Heineken® bottle across the world and I am proud that Nigeria is one of the first countries to introduce this new design on a returnable bottle. This bottle is designed with true perfection to match the premium quality that Heineken® always delivers”.

Taking the audience through the unique design features of the new bottle, Drenth stressed that it is the first bottle of its kind with a transparent label in Nigeria; the Marketing Director said it was deliberately achieved because “Heineken® hides nothing of its premium quality. The new green neck foil is inspired by the shape of a smile and is now wrapped around a longer neck. The stylish embossment at the back is a proof of authenticity and class. Together with the modern curves it adds a tactile nature that is pleasant to touch and that improves grip”, Drenth added.

Throwing more light on the new bottle, Jacqueline Van Faassen, Senior Brand Manager Heineken, pointed out that the taller, slimmer bottle contour shape with elegant curves gives a modern, premium feel and the strong shoulders gives the bottle an air of masculinity and pride. The content is the same premium quality Heineken® beer that is brewed with only 3 natural ingredients: water, 100% malted barley and hops. Apart from the new bottle, she added that a new world class crate and a six pack unique packaging is part of the innovation that the brand is bringing to consumers. She also enjoined consumers to visit,, Twitter: @heineken_ng to learn more about the new bottle.

The feel of the World Premiere event was reminiscent of a scene from a James Bond 007 movie. Heineken® also sponsored and premiered Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie worldwide and by so doing, lived up to the promise it made earlier on premiering the film in Nigeria. There was a high speed boat chase between mercenaries and the naval security marshals to retrieve the case containing the new bottle snatched earlier by mercenaries. The case was eventually retrieved and handed over to Jacqueline Van Faassen and its content, the new world class Heineken® bottle was revealed to the audience by Nicolaas Vervelde and Walter Drenth.

Some of the important personalities that attended the World Premiere include: 2Face Idibia, ex-Super Eagle star, Victor Ikpeba, Yinka Davies and Timi Dakolo. Others include Alhaji Bello Kankarofi, Registrar, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigerian, APCON, Steve Ayorinde, MD, National Mirror and Oscar Onyema, Director General, Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE. The personalities at the event applauded the way the bottle was delivered; they were particularly thrilled by the drama that took place before the arrival of the bottle in which a guest was “tracked down and interrogated” for being in possession of the Heineken® James Bond case.

The guests later proceeded to the Silverbird Galleria to watch Skyfall, the latest James Bond film where they were refreshed with chilled Heineken® in a world class bottle from the World to Nigeria.

Jacqueline Van Faassen

Walter Drenth & Nicholaas Vervelde

Victor Ikpeba & 2Face Idibia

Timi & Busola Dakolo

Folu Storm & Andrea

Linda & Chizzy

Dudun Peterside & Miehy Drenth

Yinka Davies

Ron & Agathe Sierhurs

Paul & Tosin


Fred & Gert

Timi Dakolo & Okey Bakassi

Francesa Chiejina & Dominic Mudabai

Chris Okagbue

David Bello

Walter Drenth & Wietse Mutters

Jacqueline Van Faassen

Dominic Mudammai

Nicolaas Vervelde ,Victor Famuyibo & Walter Drenth

Susan & Maurice

Taiye & Yomi

Tosin Solabi & Kelechi Okonkwo

Wietse Mutters

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Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. dont mention

    December 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    this looks very blah n dry…nways, seems they had fun which i guess was the goal.

  2. Ms. Jayee

    December 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Sponsored content! Bleh

  3. Nkem

    December 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    is that not tweetoracle? someone needs to rate him….lmao!

  4. e-bukun

    December 4, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Great, so Nigerians are alcoholics. #rme

  5. Ginika

    December 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

    You’ve got to love the James Bond (franchsie).
    I enjoyed skyfall, it showed a more vulnerable side of Bond and MI6.
    Okay, let me not let it all out but the bond woman to me is the one of the hottest so far, if not the hottest.

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